Template:R to technical name

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  • This is a redirect from a common term to a more technical name. For more information follow the category link.
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Use this rcat template on mainspace redirects only.
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{R to technical name}}
This is in accord with instructions found at WP:REDCAT.
  • Template {{This is a redirect}} may also be used to add this and up to seven appropriate rcats to a redirect.
  • Use this rcat on all redirects from non-technical names to more technical names. If the redirect targets a scientific name, such as Homo sapiens idaltu, then use {{R to scientific name}} instead.


  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used


  • Unlike its complementary rcat, {{R from technical name}}, this rcat does not automatically categorize redirects for this quality. In main-article namespace, many redirects from non-technical or common names to technical names are considered unprintworthy; however, there are many others that are printworthy, so there is no default sort for printworthiness. At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. Some rcats automatically populate either Category:Printworthy redirects or Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. Others, like this rcat, do not, and that means it is up to editors to choose which of those categories, Printworthy or Unprintworthy, is appropriate and should be populated. The rcats that are used separately to populate those categories are:
Please click on each one for more details and guidance.
{{Redr|to technical name|printworthy}}
{{Redr|to technical name|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.

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